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7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Learning Spaces
January 8, 2013

Alternative classroom designs have emerged that support collaborative learning and shift the focus away from lecture-based formats. Collaborative learning spaces generally involve new…

Role-Differentiated Responses to Active Learning Classrooms: The University of Minnesota
November 1, 2012

Technology-enhanced learning spaces called Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs ) have become an important component of the teaching and learning paradigm at the University of Minnesota. Since Aug…

7 Things You Should Know About Navigating the New Learning Ecosystem
May 2, 2012

The LMS was once the undisputed center of the digital learning ecosystem . But on many campuses, the situation has changed such that the campus online learning environment might be better v…

Empowering Students and Instructors: Reflections on the Effectiveness of iPads for Teaching and Learning
April 12, 2012

Devices like the Apple iPad call for purposeful experimentation to see how mobile technology might be used in teaching and learning and in updating established educational models to engage today…

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms
February 7, 2012

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed . The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active l…

7 Things You Should Know About Challenge-Based Learning
January 11, 2012

Challenge-based learning (CBL) is similar to problem-based learning , but with CBL, students formulate the challenges they will address . Through a process of discussion and research, …

Classroom.NEXT: Engaging Faculty and Students in Learning Space Design
July 27, 2011

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University undertook a project to find out what a classroom would look like if it were designed by faculty and students …

Learning Analytics: The Coming Third Wave
April 13, 2011

Learning analytics (LA) is the third wave of large-scale developments in instructional technology that began with the advent of the learning management system (LMS) . As a compelling diagnost…

7 Things You Should Know About the Modern Learning Commons
April 11, 2011

The learning commons, sometimes called an “information commons,” has evolved from a combination library and computer lab into a full-service learning, research, and project space. A…

Privacy Considerations in Cloud-Based Teaching and Learning Environments
January 5, 2011

In this white paper, we outline the privacy issues relevant to using cloud-based instructional tools or cloud-based teaching and learning environments for faculty members and those supporting ins…